Hurrah! I have finally done the second run of the week - 6 days after the first. I had a lovely weekend with my parents, but got back a bit late to run last night. So today I was trying to decide whether to run tomorrow (when I am hoping not to have to go into work) or just go for it today. In the end, I went straight back out tonight when I got back from work, because I know myself too well and I know that I would just make excuses as to why I couldn't go later on: bits of work to do etc. I didn't have too long to get the run in as I have someone popping round to drop something off shortly, so I just included my walks to and from the gym in my 5 minute warm up and cool down - which worked well apart from having to pause briefly on the way in because my new gym card wouldn't work!! So the first run was a bit harder, but then the rest was fine. It was a bit harder than the first time, which I am putting down to the 5 day break but not intolerable by any means so I am not feeling as though I will need to repeat the week.
I'm really glad I got back on track (well, treadmill) and I KNOW that this was in part because of the support I have had from this forum already (thank you!). I can get another two runs in before my holiday now too so I can make a start on week 3, and then run on the day I go (am on a cruise ship so can do the run before we sail if I get my act together).
The other good news is that although I forgot my elbow brace, the elbow didn't hurt while I was running (unlike last time). I had promised myself that I would abort and run tomorrow with the brace on if it hurt, as the physio has stressed that exercise should be pain free. It was absolutely fine (though I will still wear the brace if I remember), so I am cautiously optimistic that the steroid injection is working.